Seaweed is healthy and delicious, and it is pretty simple to make your own wakame seaweed salad. With a soy, sesame and chili dressing the crunchy seaweed is a delicious appetizer or snack. Wakame salad is usually made from reconstituted dried wakame, but when I saw fresh salted wakame, I decided to try that to compare. The verdict is not surprising — the fresh wakame has a nicer texture and more complex flavor. But both are delicious. Here’s how to make your own…
For 2 servings
100 grams fresh salted wakame seaweed, or 20 grams (.7 oz) dried
For the dressing
3 Tbsp rice vinegar
3 Tbsp Japanese soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp chili oil
1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
The salted seaweed should be soaked for 2 minutes in cold water to remove the excess salt. The soaking time of the salted wakame seems to be quite critical. When soaked too short, it is still too salty. When soaked for too long, the flavor weakens.
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